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A Decade of the Public Records Act 2005

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dc.contributor.author Pengelly, Leah
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-07T22:53:15Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-11T21:37:21Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-07T22:53:15Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-11T21:37:21Z
dc.date.copyright 2016
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20301
dc.description.abstract Research problem: 2015 marked ten years since the Public Records Act 2005 superseded the Archives Act 1957. Between these pieces of legislation, the New Zealand records management community had actively engaged in attempts to update the act. As the Public Records Act seeks to ensure government accountability through the creation and maintenance of records it is prudent to evaluate the legislation. The research within this paper explores the creation of the Act, and the implementation challenges and successes that have impacted its use by public service departments. Methodology: A qualitative study was conducted using phenomenological data collection and analysis methods. Information management professionals were interviewed to discover their experience with the Public Records Act. The Records Continuum model has been applied as a lens. Results: Many challenges influenced the creation, uptake and impact of the Act. The occupational culture of records managers was found to have both impacted the Act, and be influenced by the surrounding events. Communication barriers have affected both the impact of the Act and the relationship between Archives New Zealand and public service records managers. Standards were identified as a positive outcome, while the audit programme was deemed a failure. The Act was found to have achieved important clarification, embedding records creation, and the findings suggest the Records Continuum model is taking root. Professionalisation of records management within New Zealand has also occurred. Implications: A schism exists between Archives New Zealand and the records management community, represented by a lack of occupational cultural understanding and effective communication. A better understanding of culture is required to enhance recordkeeping maturity to ensure the accountability of government and preservation of New Zealand’s national identity. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Records management en_NZ
dc.subject Public records en_NZ
dc.subject Recordkeeping en_NZ
dc.subject Public Records Act 2005 en_NZ
dc.subject Occupational culture en_NZ
dc.subject Audits en_NZ
dc.subject Public service departments en_NZ
dc.title A Decade of the Public Records Act 2005 en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Information Management en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 080708 Records and Information Management (excl. Business Records and Information Management) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Masters Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Information Studies en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Information Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 461009 Recordkeeping informatics en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoaV2 280115 Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences en_NZ

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